Wednesday, September 24, 2008

OK, I waited a full day, but I couldn't resist stealing this

... from A Secondhand Conjecture:

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had a crisis that has caused the need for a large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Franklin Raines, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. You may know him as the Chief Economic Advisor for Senator Obama’s presidential campaign, and the former head of Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2006.

Let me assure you that this transaction is 100% safe. Mr. Raines is completely trustworthy with your money. His record speaks for itself.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of friend so the funds can be transferred. Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully

Henry “Hank” Paulson

Minister of Treasury


All of a sudden I am thinking more seriously about responding to all those emails I keep getting from Nigeria.

2 comments:

The Mudslinger said...

To extend the joke, will the LNC blame this on angela Keaton also? LOL!

Arthur Torrey said...

Every time I see this message, I keep thinking that it would almost be worth trying to hire one of the spambot masters to send it out along with the other dead Nigerians... It ought to get wider circulation and the spam-sphere seems the right medium for the message...

ART